Sitting in the Summer

Dear Sangha,
images-1It’s particularly difficult sometimes to get to the cushion in the beautiful and too-short summer. Which is why we need to encourage each other, sit with each other, be in sangha together. That said, I’ll be away a good part of the rest of the summer. But our sangha will continue, of course! We’ll have Kozan McLean, Joy Zimke, and Nora Wiser taking turns leading. We’ll continue to read Pema Chodron’s The Wisdom of No Escape. I’m checking out some books for a followup to that one.

In the meantime, here is a thought from Pema:
imagesWe can stop struggling with what occurs and see its true face without calling it the enemy. It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything—not about winning or losing—but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is. That is what we are doing when we sit down to meditate. That attitude spreads into the rest of our lives.

Join us on Sunday nights. Being there together is a great aid to our practice.